Cornish Tea Treats – Across the Patch (R – S)
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Cornish Tea Treats – The Evolving Scene
As mentioned in the introduction, gatherings involving tea drinking were clearly linked to early Sunday school activities and it would be good to know when they developed into what we now think of as a tea treat. Our story begins when such events were specifically organised both as a treat
Cornish Tea Treats – Introduction
A project by Dr Merv Davey, Tony Mansell and Dr Garry Tregidga The objective of this project is to collect, preserve and share aspects of a Cornish phenomenon which spanned almost two hundred years. It clearly caught the imagination of many people, evinced by the fact that the anecdotes, memories,
Cornish Tea Treats – Across the Patch (T – Z)
Talskiddy 1903: “… The chapel anniversary services at Talskiddy last week were largely attended. The Foxhole Brass Band headed the procession of Sunday-school children and teachers through St. Columb, and a public tea was afterwards held, …” (18 June 1903 – Royal Cornwall Gazette) 1906: “Upwards of 250 partook of tea at the Talskiddy
Cornish Tea Treats – Across the Patch (A – F)
Adjewhella Adjewhella Chapel (Photo: courtesy David Thomas) 1913: Adjewhella Wesleyan Sunday School: “The annual tea treat was held on Thursday. Redruth Season Band headed the procession, which visited Barripper, Ramsgate and Penponds, and then returned to a field …” (17 July 1913 – The Cornish Telegraph)   Allet 1904: Allet United Methodist Sunday School:
Cornish Tea Treats – Across the Patch (G – Q)
Germoe 1878: Germoe Wesleyan Sunday School: “…The annual festival of this school was held on Saturday last. The children and teachers, headed by the Germoe Brass Band and carrying banners, marched in procession”. (2 August 1878 – Royal Cornwall Gazette)   Goldsithney 1920: “Goldsithney celebrated their Sunday school festival on Saturday. The school was
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  1. Mrs. Sylvia Rule

    Thank you Tony you have done a fantastic job with this. Tea treats were the high point of the summer for children, especially in villages. In St.Erth it was always looked forward to, and we were usually so very lucky with the weather. When I moved to St.Ives it was very different, as we had so many Sunday Schools. It was still wonderful. There is only one error that I can see in one of the photos on the beach, it was not Carbis Bay but Swanpool, Falmouth.

    1. Tony Mansell

      Thank you Sylvia. Hopefully the beach name is now correct. Tony